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Offender Who Walked Away From Alternative Custody Program Apprehended in Placerville

PLACERVILLE — A man who walked away from a residential home in the Alternative Custody Program (ACP) on Nov. 16 was apprehended Friday, Nov. 24, in Placerville.

Keith Rains, 46, was taken into custody without incident by the Placerville Police Department. He was transported to Folsom State Prison.

Rains, who had been participating in the Jesus Our Boss program in Placerville, had last been seen at his residence on Newtown Road the evening of Nov. 16. Agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Special Service Unit were dispatched to search for Rains, and notification was made to local law enforcement and the California Highway Patrol.

ACP is a voluntary program developed for eligible offenders that allows them to serve up to the last 12 months of their sentence in the community in lieu of confinement in state prison. Eligible participants may be housed in a private residence, a transitional care facility or a residential drug or other treatment program.

Rains was received by CDCR on Oct. 14, 2015, from El Dorado County to serve seven years, four months for possession of a contraband substance in jail/prison by a second striker and grand theft exceeding $950. He had been participating in ACP since June 2017 and was scheduled to be released in May 2018. His case will now be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for consideration of escape charges.

Since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.


November 27, 2017    

CONTACT: Lt. Thomas Davies

(916) 464-4169